India Hits Out at Pakistan For Defending JeM; MEA Says, 'Naya Pakistan' Should Show 'Naya Action' Against Terrorists
MEA Raveesh Kumar asked Pakistan to take action against JeM (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, March 9: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday asked Pakistan to take action against terror camps located in its territory.  MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “If Pakistan claims to be a 'Naya Pakistan' with 'nayi soch' then it should show 'naya action' against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism.” Kumar accused Pakistan of defending terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) which claimed responsibility of February 14 Pulwama Attack. IAF's Sukhoi 30 MKI Shoots Down Pakistani Drone in Bikaner Border.

MEA Raveesh Kumar addressing a press conference:

The MEA spokesperson stated, “It is regrettable that Pakistan still continues to deny Jaish-e-Mohammed's own claim of taking ownership of Pulwama attack. Pak Foreign Minister said 'They (JeM) have not claimed responsibility of the attack, there is some confusion' Is Pakistan defending the JeM?” He further added that all members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) are aware about JeM training camps in Pakistan and about the chief of JeM Masood Azhar and his presence in Pakistan. Meanwhile, India has also called all members of the UNSC to list Azhar as a designated terrorist under UN sanction committee.

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Responding to Pakistan’s claims to have a video of shooting down Indian Air Force’s (IAF) second fighter jet, Kumar questioned that why the neighbouring country not sharing the video recording with the International media. The MEA stated that there were eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence that Pakistan deployed F-16 aircraft and that one of them was shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan. Abhinandan Varthaman Will Fly IAF Jets Once Declared Medically Fit, Says Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa.

Meanwhile, The MEA has also asked the United States of America (USA) to examine whether the use of F-16 against India is in accordance with terms and conditions of sale. Kumar also clarified that holding the Kartarpur Corridor talks does not mean the resumption of bilateral ties. He further added that it is related to the emotions and sentiments of our Indian citizens of Sikh faith.